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Rodberg, Simon – Educational Leadership, 2019
Schools are increasingly clamoring to have state-of-the-art technology and tools for their students. And yet, technology often doesn't change much in schools unless educators can push past convention. This article explores the little changes that technology can influence and discusses the hard work and re-envisioning that needs to occur to shift…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Educational Change
Marshall, Tanji Reed – Educational Leadership, 2019
The U.S. Supreme Court's "Brown v. Board" decision brought with it a myriad of unintended consequences. Perhaps most notably, it exposed black students to subpar assignments and deficit thinking. These inequities, in fact, persist today: In one TNTP study, classrooms of mostly white students were 1.5 times more likely to receive…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, Racial Bias, Social Justice, Equal Education
Roegman, Rachel; Samarapungavan, Ala; Maeda, Yukiko; Johns, Gary – Educational Leadership, 2019
The "Every Student Succeeds Act" requires that student's test scores be disaggregated by racial characteristics. Nevertheless, the author's recent study suggests that K-12 school principals may not intentionally think about race when they collect, interpret, analyze, and make decisions about data. By not disaggregating data by race,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Race, Data Collection, Data Analysis
Noguera, Pedro A. – Educational Leadership, 2019
Reflecting on his own experiences attending integrated schools in the 1960s and 70s, scholar Pedro Noguera argues that, despite the challenges involved, school integration remains essential for providing better educational opportunities for students. At a time when our nation is becoming irreversibly more diverse, Noguera writes, the country's…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Racial Integration, Educational Environment, Desegregation Litigation
Fullan, Michael; Gardner, Mag; Drummy, Max – Educational Leadership, 2019
Noting that teens are disengaged in school and increasingly dispirited by social problems, the authors argue that these students need learning environments that foster engagement, connection, and a greater sense of purpose. They make the case for deep learning--learning that helps students "make connections to the world, to think critically,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Educational Environment, Learner Engagement, Student School Relationship
Guskey, Thomas R. – Educational Leadership, 2018
Exactly what is a pre-assessment, and how are they best used? In this article, Thomas R. Guskey explores the theoretical underpinnings of pre-assessments and provides an overview of the research. He also details the three forms that pre-assessments take: prerequisite, present, and preview.
Descriptors: Pretests Posttests, Evaluation Methods, Prior Learning, Student Evaluation
McCrann, John R. Troutman – Educational Leadership, 2018
John R. Troutman McCrann, a math educator and teacher leader at Harvest Collegiate High School in New York City, writes that teachers' autonomy to design and assess student learning has been siphoned away. In this article, he makes an argument for why assessment should be left in the hands of those who know students and standards…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Teacher Role, Evaluation Methods, Performance Based Assessment
McTighe, Jay – Educational Leadership, 2018
The author examines three essential questions on educational assessment: What really matters in a contemporary education? How should we assess those things that matter? How might our assessments enhance learning that matters, not just measure it? In answering these question, he argues that schools need a broader collection of measures, with a…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Educational Assessment, Performance Based Assessment, Student Evaluation
Harvey, James – Educational Leadership, 2018
New research sheds light on the claim that U.S. students' achievement lags behind that of students worldwide. This research reveals a paradox: While large amounts of U.S. students who take the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) fail to meet its Proficient benchmarks in reading and math, when students' results on NAEP are…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Reading Achievement
Feldman, Jo – Educational Leadership, 2018
Have teachers become too dependent on points? This article explores educators' dependency on their points systems, and the ways that points can distract teachers from really analyzing students' capabilities and achievements. Feldman argues that using a more subjective grading system can help illuminate crucial information about students and what…
Descriptors: Grading, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Criteria, Achievement Rating
Ingersoll, Richard; Merrill, Lisa; Stuckey, Daniel – Educational Leadership, 2018
The authors provide an updated analysis of demographic trends in teaching profession, finding that the profession is growing, becoming more inexperienced, and more diverse. The trends and others, they write, shed light on the teacher pipeline today and offer insights on teacher-staffing issues, even as they raise important policy questions.
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Characteristics, Teaching Experience, Educational Change
Herrmann, Zachary – Educational Leadership, 2018
Schools need to think more like other industries to seek top talent and reframe the teaching profession. Herrmann argues that if schools can more actively and aggressively recruit teachers to their schools, the reputation of the teaching profession will be enhanced and more high-quality teachers will be attracted to the job.
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Qualifications
Nickerson, Amanda B. – Educational Leadership, 2018
In light of recent highly publicized and tragic incidents, such as the February 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, school communities are increasingly concerned about student and teacher safety. School leaders, politicians, and community members are frantically seeking solutions to the problem of school…
Descriptors: School Safety, Violence, Weapons, Social Development
Hargreaves, Andy; Shirley, Dennis – Educational Leadership, 2018
While it can be tempting to embrace popular new ideas and practices in education, it is also important to be aware of their flaws or challenges. By examining the downsides of social-emotional learning strategies, the authors of this article argue that one can actually improve and strengthen them. After researching SEL strategies in the Ontario,…
Descriptors: Well Being, Social Development, Emotional Development, Foreign Countries
Benson, Jeffrey – Educational Leadership, 2018
Teachers who work with students who have mental illnesses face day-to-day challenges and high burnout rates. In this article, Jeffrey Benson argues that messages about teacher self-care and resiliency are not enough. Instead, the structures must change--by way of clinical consultations, mentorships, and in-school support systems--to best serve…
Descriptors: Teaching Conditions, Self Management, Teacher Burnout, Mental Disorders
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